My Sweet Mum
by Justus Ondieki
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Did you know that our mums, if there is a word like that, smile, have played a big role in our lives in getting to know about our Lord JESUS?
I so love my mom, she has invested a lot to me and what she deposited in my heart will always remain as a seal in me. I so cherish her and love her so much.
My mum was the first one in our family to give her life to the Lord. She got saved back then in 1991 when she received an invitation to go to the church by a friend. 'I felt such a move and very peaceful in my heart that day...' I recall her telling me her story. She had no future, all she used to do was to sell illegal brews, she was the devil's captive but when she received Jesus, life was never the same. She received critics, others telling her that she will never amount to be anything at all, that now she is not selling liquor where would she get money? You see the enemy is very deceptive, though she sold all this, she never profited in it, all she got was losses after losses and now when she comes to Jesus, she get critics, she said, it is better I live for Jesus than die selling liquor.
Well she had made her decision. She started taking us to the church, by then I was only 8 years. We went to church for the sake of going because our mum went took us there, my brother Dennis and I would be happy at Sunday school but then we only heard of the Lord's great deeds but never received Him in our lives.
One day, in the year 1998 mum called us at the table, my brother Dennis and I. 'My sons, you know you have to receive Jesus in your hearts', she said. Then I responded, 'Mum, we do go to church every Sunday, and we have heard pastor preach to us about Jesus.'
It was then that mum expounded the scriptures to us, and I listened carefully as she taught us God's word in truth directly. That we were all sinners, and that unless you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and He rose from the death, and that He is the son of God, you can never be saved. This startled me, and this compelled me and my brother to receive Jesus in our hearts. She prayed for us and let us in a confession prayer. From that day, my faith started growing... and my life was never the same.
My mother was a humble woman and so she is up to now.
She also taught my dad the word, dad too came to church after mum told him that the Lord wanted him for His service. Dad came to church and the pastor prayed for him and received Jesus in his heart!
I am so thankful to the Lord for my mother. She is the reason for us knowing the Lord.
She spent most of her time in prayer and her prayer was,'Lord, save my whole family, let them know you Lord Jesus' and this prayer has already been answered as my whole family are now born again. With God all things are possible.
All that seems to be impossible with men, it is possible with God.
Don't go by the opinions of men,just like my mother received many critics form the people, she stood her ground and the Lord has been faithful to her. Trust in the Lord and have faith in Him.
By Justus Ondieki
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What a very touching testimony and tribute to your MOM. Tell her HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from your CANADIAN friend...God bless you in your ministry...Sorry I haven't been able to comment on your articles of late. I know you know the reason...family health issues..But soon, I trust, I will have more time on the computer...Have a wonderful LIFE, as I know you do....Helen
Hi Justus, This is a very honest account of a young man who has PRIDE in his mother! I could feel your sentiment as you wrote about her. Whether or not she sells liquor is of no account whatsoever! You see her as your mother, a loving woman who prays for her entire family.She has always been there for you and your siblings. What more could you ask for?
Thank you Veronica, I am proud of my mum, and thank you for your encouragement. I am also proud of you for the great work you are doing for the Lord. Wishing you every joy. Justus
Another beautiful story of hope and joy. What a wonderful mother she is! It takes character to stand against criticism, and what a leadership tradition she has set up for her sons! A great tribute to a magnificent lady.
Thank you Helen, yes my mother has done wonderfully in our lives,she taught us how to love God, to serve Him and this far we have come, glory be to God! Thank you once again for your comment, I do appreciate you so much, you too are a great mother and am happy for you. Love sent, Justus